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Rifle Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The home of Rifle Mountain Park - home of the some of best hard sport limestone climbing in America.

Getting There 

Right off I70 at exit 90.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

390 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',42],['3 Stars',140],['2 Stars',166],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',8],['5.9',10],['5.10',52],['5.11',79],['5.12',126],['5.13',95],['>=5.14',12],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rifle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rifle:
Lovin' You is a Dirty Job   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
80 Feet of Meat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Rumor Has It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
Rehabilitator   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Defenseless Betty   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Cardinal Sin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pinch Fest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Beer Run   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
The Beast   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Eulogy   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Tier : West Facing
Sprayathon   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Zulu   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wicked Cave
7 P.M. Show   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
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Featured Route For Rifle
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the full route, Pascal + Mirthe.

James Brown's Wild Ride 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
James Brown is the left of two parallel lines 50 feet or so right 80 feet of Meat. This is another fine line on largely good stone; however, like may routes on this wall, the rock can kick up suspicious chunks that are are a bit off-putting on the sharp end (Personally, I also thought it was spacey getting to the first clip - others may disagree). Lots of crimping on a nearly dead vertical wall with very high continuity generates a largely excellent line. James Brown also ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Rifle Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb.
Climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Rock Climbing Photo: Debaser.
Debaser.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben K. climbing.
Ben K. climbing.

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